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Old 03-29-2006, 11:58 AM   #1
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My cd/dvd drive doesnt work.. a little short on details, but i dont know more.. And i just got Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion so plz hurry!!
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:42 PM   #2
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We'll need more details. What exactly is it doing? Has it recently happened, or did it never work?

Does a light come on at bootup? Does the door open/close? What happens when you do put a disc in?

Hope I can help.

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If you've had this problem since you put it in, try turning over the IDE lead, as some leads don't have a marker suggesting the right way up. If its in the wrong way, it simply won't boot, and it'll cause problems.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:48 PM   #3
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it used to work. nothing weird happens, it just says that there is no disk in the drive if i try to open the D: in My computer or when trying to launch the game.. It says dvd/cd-rw station in D: and there's an E: too which just said dvd station, i dunno if that means something..
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DVD/CD-RW Station?

Have you by any chance installed some software in the past to maybe manage the drives?
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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well.. i think i downloaded some nvidia thing.. i think it was a driver... it said that there was a newer version of it, so i just downloaded it

"FYI: Make sure you have the latest driver for your video card. Click 'Free Driver Update' and we'll direct you to your video card manufacturer."

and a sound card driver

"FYI: Make sure you have the latest driver for your sound card. Click 'Update Driver' and we'll direct you to your sound card manufacturer."
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:06 PM   #6
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have you uninstalled any video or dvd programmes lately?
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:25 PM   #7
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im not sure, i might have uninstalled interactual player
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Check your IDE cable, maybe a system restore??
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My computer/ device manager/uninstall both optical drives/ restart your computer.
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Old 03-30-2006, 12:17 AM   #10
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im not sure, i might have uninstalled interactual player
you may have romoved some vital files in the registry when you uninstalled that programe!
i know it sucks, but deleted a dvd programe and lost the use of both my disc drives!
i did a reformat and got them back that way.
you might be able to use a registry mechanic or something.
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